Connecticut Audbon Society

 

Connecticut Audubon’s Hartford Advocacy List for 2021

Executive Director Patrick Comins leads the organization’s advocacy efforts and serves as its chief spokesman on advocacy issues.

March 16, 2021 — When Connecticut Audubon published “10 Things You Can Do to Help Birds,” at the top of the list was: Advocate.

Helping to change laws, in Hartford and Washington, by speaking out and writing is an incredibly effective way of protecting the environment.

As usual, Connecticut Audubon Public Policy/Advocacy Committee has chosen a handful of important bills in Hartford to speak out on in 2021. Here’s a list, with links to our written testimony.

January 22, 2021 — Testimony in support of a resolution Approving the Long Island Sound Blue Plan

January 22, 2021 — Testimony in Support of An Act Concerning Aquatic Invasive Species Control and Related Funding for Lakes

February 10, 2021 — Testimony in support of An Act Concerning the Use of PFAs in Class B Firefighting Foam

February 10, 2021 — Testimony in Support of An Act Concerning Electronic Documents and Pesticide Regulation

February 11, 2021 — Testimony in support of an Act Concerning Arts, Culture and Tourism Funding.

March 3, 2021 — Testimony in Support of An Act Concerning the Replacement of Utility Poles and Revising Vegetation Management

March 7, 2021 — Testimony in strong support of An Act Concerning Climate Change Adaptation

March 17, 2021 — Testimony in strong support of An Act Concerning the Staffing and Resources of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

March 17, 2021 — Testimony in strong support of An Act Concerning the Siting of Certain Solar Facilities on Farmlands and Core Forests.

March 17, 2021 — Testimony in strong support of SB 1037, An Act Concerning Solid Waste Management.

You can help by signing up for Connecticut Audubon Advocacy Alert via text here. We’ll text you when your support is needed for an important bill.

Connecticut Audubon’s Public Policy/Advocacy Committee consists of Board Chair Kathleen Van Der Aue; Board member Christina Clayton; at large members Thomas Swarr, Charles Stebbins, William Hyatt, Charles Fleischman, and Richard Williams; and five staff members — Executive Director Patrick Comins; Senior Director of Science and Conservation Milan Bull; Center at Pomfret Director Sarah Heminway; Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center Director Alisha Milardo; and  Communications Director Tom Andersen.

 

 

 

 

 

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